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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 14, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Page 12 HeraWZrtfung New Texas March 1991 County Agent Crop planting intentions rise percent By JOE TAYLOR The results of a special survey of farmers released by the United States Department of Agriculture in February indicates farmers plan to expand production of most major crops except wheat in The conducted during the last two weeks of included The survey was designed to provide an early indicator of how farmers are interpreting the 1990 farm USDA conducts a planting intention survey in early March and releases a preliminary report at the end of the The survey shows planting inten lions of millions acres includ ing millions acres of winter wheat reported up percent from the million acres planted last The agribusiness sector should defer making major decisions affected by planting intentions until the sche duled report is Farm plans may shift as the planting season Weather and changes in cost of production projections trig gered by incidents in the Persian Gulf may prompt farmers to make signific ant adjustments to their production plans for Industry analysts indicate that USDAs special planting intention report is substantailly higher than pri vate agree that the fall harvest will be much higher than least feed grains up The report shows farmers plan to plant million acres of up percent from Significant increases in acreage planting to feed grains other than corn also are Sorghum plantings for 1991 are projected at million up percent from Barley and oats plantings are pro jected at million and million up 11 and percent respectively from last The futures market reacted to the increased feed grain acreage figures with a slightly bearish oneday relatively tight carryover stocks and domestic demand have provided enough support to stabilize prices and prevent further price ero Cotton up 18 percent Although an increase was the biggest surprise in the survey was the sharp acreage increase projected for cotton growers indicated they plan to plant million up percent from last The sharp increase appeared to be less of a surprise to the cotton com modity Cotton prices remain attractive and the market appears The expansion in cotton and feed grain plantings among other reductions in farm program acreage setaside Cot ton setaside requirements dropped to five percent from percent required last Corn and sorghum requirements dropped to percent last The 15 percent farm program set aside requirement for com pared to 5 percent last was a major influence in the reduced wheat acreage planned for it appears that depressed prices as a result of a cur rent woAd wheat glut also have dis couraged wheat producers from turn ing to increased wheat winter wheat farmers planted million acres of winter wheat last about the same as last wheat acreage is projected at million down percent from last Sheep market sluggish The sheep herd decreased to million head after showing signs of growth during three of the last four According to USDAs Agricul tural Statistics based on a January 1991 the herd decreased one percent from last years million The decrease reaf firms the steady decline of the herd size from its inventory peak of million head in At its lowest level of about 10 million the sheep herd had about 70 percent of the The current herd is about a third the size of the 1961 The sheep and wool market has remained sluggish for about a This stale market represents a steady decline over the past three Lambs in for were selling for about in Janu ary compared to in January in January 1989 and in January the total value of the herd dropped to down 18 percent from last The average value per head at was down 17 percent from last The 1991 lamb crop inventory at million head was down per cent from last year and percent from two years This appears to support indications of a continued downward end of the sheep The 1990 lambing rate at 101 per cent was down significantly 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